Feb 15, 2013 9:34 AM by AP
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A state district judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking Port Allen Mayor Demetric Slaughter from firing the city's chief financial officer and ordered Slaughter to show cause why his order should not become permanent.
Judge Alvin Batiste on Thursday set a hearing regarding Slaughter's firing of CFO Audrey McCain for Wednesday.
The mayor dismissed McCain on Monday from her jobs as city chief financial officer and municipal clerk.
Slaughter informed City Council members of McCain's firing in a letter, an action that stirred up negative responses among a majority of council members during their meeting Wednesday night.
Slaughter wrote that she dismissed McCain because of accounting deficiencies cited in an audit of the city's financial records for fiscal year 2011.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com